Heat-Curling Polymeric Needle for Safe Disposal

Patrick Mather (Inventor), Pine Yang (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A needle having shaft that forms a tip and a portion proximate to the tip that is formed from a shape memory polymer. The shaft of the needle may be programmed to curl from a straight configuration to a curved configuration upon triggering by heat, thereby moving the sharp tip and providing a non-stick needle for safe and easy disposal.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent number10,252,009
StatePublished - Mar 17 2016


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